“An average office worker spends in excess of 80,000 hours (9.13 years) sitting down over their working life”“An average office worker spends in excess of 80,000 hours (9.13 years) sitting down over their working life”
Imagine holding a bowling ball over your head, easy. Now try shifting the bowling ball slightly to the front of you while still holding it above your head, hold that position. The bowling ball is about the weight of your head, and your hands acts as the spinal support of the body. You might notice your arms becoming weaker and more inflexible from the fatigue; this is the exact reason for back pain, weak and inflexible muscles of the back, hips and abdomen.
Sitting is a static posture that increases stress in the back, shoulders, arms, and legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs, the main cause of back pain.
Now, ask yourself, how many hours have you spent sitting down yesterday?
Knowing your exposure to back pains is not enough. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. It can ranges from dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks.
ANYONE can have back pain. Your exposure to it may not be up to you after all. Getting older would mean weaker muscles holding the support role; no doubt, pain will come knocking in time to come. In a fast-paced society, one may not be able to find time to keep physically fit; this increases your risk of experiencing back pain.
The nature of your job plays a significant role as well. Having a desk job would mean long hours of sitting, if proper sitting posture was not practiced, soon one will have to pay for it. The opposite is not true. Holding a laborious job does not mean you will be excluded from the long list of victims. Having to constantly pull, push and twist, over-exertion would be common.
Most important of all, your back pain might not be as simple as it seems. Underlying conditions that signals to you as back pain must not be ignored. Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis, Arthritis, Spinal stenosis, Kidney stones, Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia are just some of the possible reasons you are in discomfort. Let our doctors give you a peace of mind, contact us now.
How we can help
• Spinal manipulation and manual manipulation. This type of manual manipulation refers to a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust that is applied to abnormal vertebra with the goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the back. It is also commonly known as “Chiropractic adjustments” There is firm literature support for chiropractic treatment of lower back pain. Many of the published guidelines recommend chiropractic manipulation to be included in the treatment plan early in the care of lower back pain.
The Chiropractor will examine the spine as a whole even if the patient specified pain in the neck resulting from an external trauma. Through that, the chiropractor would spot any areas of restricted joint motion, intervertebral disc injury, muscle spasm, and ligament injury by feeling for tenderness, tightness, and how well your spinal joints move. The chiropractor would also examine your walk to identify any spinal misalignment.
• Mobilization. Chiropractic Mobilization refers to low velocity manipulation, movement and stretching of the muscles and joints, with the goal of increasing the range of motion within those areas.